Recently I participated in a stocking swap hosted by Andrea over at Indigo Blue. The only requirements were to make a Christmas stocking and put a card with it to send to our swap partners. Now that the swap is over, I can FINALLY reveal what I sent and what I received.
First- this is what I received from Molly over at 'Crocheting My Best With My Worsted': It's a felt stocking embellished with different stitches from her sewing machine. It's sooooooooooo pretty! She also included a little Christmas tree cut out done in the same fashion. Also included with the lovely stocking is a crochet pattern book of baby ripple afghans. It's all so great. I will definitely use the pattern book. I love to do ripples when I crochet. Many, many thank yous to Molly for such lovely gifts.
What makes these gifts so special is that Molly has MS and is also dealing with multiple eye surgeries. She has her good days and some not so good days. But she most definitely manages to stay busy with her crafting and crocheting and does such beautiful work. No amount of thank yous will ever be enough to let Molly know how much I appreciate her efforts and her gifts.
Next- This is what I made for Molly: I did red work embroidery on bleached muslin and trimmed it with red and white striped fabric for heel, toe, and cuff. This was great fun to make. I love to embroider when I can and this just seemed like the thing to do with this stocking for Molly.
Doing this swap helped me get into the holiday spirit and has me wanting to do other projects for Christmas. It has gotten fairly cold here in New England, even though we still have some warmer days here and there. But this seasonal weather has helped boost the want for doing holiday projects as well.
Again, very many thanks to Molly for the lovely gifts and also to Andrea for hosting the swap. I hope to participate in more swaps of various kinds in the future. This was soooooooooo much fun.
Have a knit pickin' good day y'all!